A core belief of The Eden Alternative is that all decisions belong to the Elders or those closest to them.
The Eden Alternative will participate in a poster session featuring the development of the Well-Being Assessment Tools at the Gerontological Society of America’s 65th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA. Frances Wilby, LCSW, PhD, a member of the team that validated the new Eden Alternative Well-Being Assessment Tools, will be presenting the poster on November […]
At the Eden Alternative we’ve known about the plague of loneliness for a long time. We teach about loneliness, helplessness, and boredom, the three plagues of the human spirit, and the negative effects they can have on Elders and their care partners, robbing them of their well-being and quality of life. Our teaching about loneliness […]
Who benefits from job descriptions and evaluations? Is it the Risk Managers, the Human Resource team, the lawyers, Administrators, Nurses’ Aides, Nurses, or housekeeping? Why are they created and evaluated? Ask any number of people that work and live in long term care settings and you will get a variety of answers. Job descriptions and […]
Life coach Martha Beck’s new book, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, captures the key qualities of what she calls a “Wayfinder.” Wayfinders, by her definition, look a lot like culture change advocates to me. Beck describes Wayfinders as individuals driven by an authentic instinct to follow a specific path, with the goal of healing their world by discovering and embracing their own true nature. Culture changers across the care continuum often share stories of having experienced a deep, inner calling to “do what’s right” and begin seeing and addressing care through new eyes, in spite of the odds or barriers they face.
The 4th Annual AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium was a powerful reminder that The Eden Alternative has resources to help American Health Care Association members meet their quality goals in long term care. “Some is not a number and soon is not a time,” was a common theme emphasized at the Houston event in February. It reminds […]
The Eden Alternative philosophy is strong and growing Down Under where Australia’s second Eden-in-Oz-registered home has just achieved recognition for all 10 Eden Alternative principles.
The Forum in North Dakota reports that Eden registered Elim Care Center in Fargo broke ground this week in a major $7 million renovation and expansion of their facility that will create 20 private single-occupancy rooms and make rehabilitation services more accessible and person-centered.
Receiving constructive feedback is an important ingredient in our personal growth process. We seek feedback out for ourselves and we share feedback with those we are close to. We also search for ways to determine how our growth compares to our peers. The same is true for organizations. Organizations grow based on the feedback they […]
CareAGE Hills in Cherokee, Iowa, has been on the Eden Alternative journey for 11 years and is excited to share their experience with other Eden homes by completing Milestone 1 of the Path to Mastery: The Art of Creating a Caring Community. The Cherokee Chronicle Times reported on CareAGE’s dedication to person-centered care: “Step by […]
Eden Alternative Registered St. John’s Living Center in Jackson, Wyo., was honored this week at the Governor’s Summit on Workforce Solutions with the Innovation in the Workplace Award. St. John’s was selected by the Wyoming Workforce Development Council for practicing the Eden Alternative. The Wyoming Business Report writes: The organization was selected by the council […]
Providence Horizon House, Anchorage, Alaska Providence Horizon House in Anchorage, Alaska, renewed their Eden Registry status on April 20, 2011. This home provides assistance to elders living in apartments or one of two cottages for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders. Providence Horizon House is home to 85 people. The elders are very involved […]
Eden Alternative Registered home Elmhurst Extended Care is proudly celebrating their achievement of Principle 6 of the Eden Alternative and Milestone 1 in the The Path to Mastery™: The Art of Creating a Caring Community. Elmhurst shared their achievements on their Facebook Page: Principle 6 is described by the Eden Alternative as follows: “Meaningless activity […]